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CSPAN
Mar 6, 2014 3:00am EST
in the recognizes the gentlewoman from florida, ms. new biography of stokely carmichael. defense secretary chuck hagel was questioned about proposed cuts laid out in the president's budget plan for the pentagon. the obama administration wants todo reduce defense spending 490 $5 billion in fiscal year 2015. that is $113 billion less than last year's budget proposal. secretary hagel was joined by joint chiefs of staff chairman general martin dempsey, carl levin chairs the senate armed services committee. >> good morning, everybody. we meet today to hear from you about the fiscal year it 2015 and we do so at a time of extraordinary challenge and uncertainty for the department of defense and for the nation. members of this committee are well aware of the threats that face our military around the world today from an unreliable arner and the president of afghanistan to a dangerous and unstable situation in ukraine from an al qaeda resurgence in syria and iraq to a new set of challenges in asia and the pacific rim. hanging over all those issues is a fundamental question. the budget prop
CSPAN
Feb 28, 2014 3:00pm EST
to self-defense, especially when there have been massive acts of attacks to the police. regressive lead. remember 2004 we had a similar situation. 40,000 people came to the railroad station. they could have been a clash of bloodshed. i went to the railroad station. i stopped be people. i prevented bloodshed. i talked to those who brought them. i said they will never forgive if blood is spilled. >> please take your seat. i insist. >> hello? i have a question. if this is under way, are you ready? what happens? what if this happens? what would you do? do they recognize you? here is my point of view. there is an independent investigation. or someone from the authority. after this independent investigation, maybe we can talk about the courts. not to comment on these questions. i'm very often provoked. how i'm going to put it. i am convinced that the time will come and the truth will travail. everyone will know the truth and this was a show of history on next. i was more interested. there's no person more interested in avoiding blood children -- bloodshed than myself. it was written some
CSPAN
Mar 4, 2014 1:00pm EST
administration should re-examine how much is allocated in the defense budget because of the situation in ukraine. and has the administration given any consideration to that? first i would start with -- i'll do it from a defense budget perspective, and jay can handle beyond. i think it's important to reflect that there is an agreement, a ryan-murray agreement that set the levels for 15. in the president's budget that you see proposed today, you see the president suggesting that the 050 account, which is defense, department plus other things that do national security, the opportunity growth and security initiative suggest that is we believe a better place would be to have an additional $28 billion. that's fully paid for. fully paid for. we would make choice abouts offsets that have to do with closing tax loopholes. we believe that's a choice we should make. i also point reflect in all the outdoors of the budget, the president's budget has higher levels of defense spending than those that are current law and those that have been supported. that is what i think we'll most likely see when we
CSPAN
Feb 25, 2014 11:00pm EST
see is more and more now on this side of things. between the department of defense and the va and i know we're in the process of tearing that down. we're one family. when you take that oath and say i'm going to serve this country, it should go right on through. there shouldn't be this wall and this divide between the opportunities that exist to take care of our troops. electronic medical records that he spoke about, to me that is a shame and delays care, makes it more difficult to have a smooth flow of care. i do see positive things. i was at base luis mccord last year and seen start upprograms where they are focusing on transition at the time of ets. and it makes sense to me if you are disabled, getting a medical separation that your level of disability can be determined at that time and carry over into the va. instead of having to go through these processes and having redone the services. there's other things i see starting to take place and that's guiding as they are leaving the military into being able to use the skills they learned in the military and translate them into civili
CSPAN
Mar 2, 2014 9:00pm EST
flood defenses -- in the likes of this, does the prime minister think it is right to revisit the plan for investment in flood defense? >> we will look carefully at the plans. we have set out spending figures all the way out through 2020, not all of which are fully committed. i said two weeks ago as the waters reside and has that ea and others can look at what happened, we can review and see what you measures might be necessary. let me repeat the point that this four year period in this parliament, overall spending has gone up. i'm afraid that figures he is quoting is phony and i believe he meant it. this is why that u.k. statistical authority -- they say this -- government-funded for flood defenses is nominal and real terms during the current spending periods. the only way to claim otherwise is ignoring inflation and claiming credit that others spend. why won't the administrator admit it? he has been called out. you look at 2010 when i became prime minister through 2014, the spending has been 2.4 billion more than the 2.2 billion in the previous four years. 5 yeark at the period.
CSPAN
Mar 3, 2014 12:00am EST
. british prime minister david cameron answered questions wednesday on funding for flood defense, unemployment and cuts to the u.k.'s defense programs. from london, this is just over 30 minutes. >> questions for the prime minister. >> question number one, mr. speaker. >> thank you, mr. speaker. >> this morning i had meetings with ministerial colleagues and according to my duties, i shall have further such meetings later today. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i think we should also congratulate on his tremendous win in that winter olympics. it was announced a bonuses of 2.3 billion pounds. 140% pay rise for the chief executive. when ordinary families face a cost-of-living crisis. isn't it time for this government to listen to labor to get our young people back to work? >> i congratulate the olympic team for the best metal performance since 1924 at a winter's game. it was a huge honor to welcome them. we had an explanation of the task of the skeleton bobsledding and indeed curling. congratulation goes to everyone involved and all those who helped to train them. on the issue of bank bonu
CSPAN
Mar 3, 2014 1:00am EST
afghanistan. 2013, he has served as the secretary of defense for afghanistan, pakistan and central asia with the assistant secretary of self-defense. prior to this he was deputy assistant secretary of defense for east asia, and then he also served as the dcm at the u.s. embassy in beijing. and last, but not least, it is a pleasure to welcome back an old friend and former u.s. ip colleague. from june 2010 to june 2013, alex thier served for afghanistan and pakistan affairs. before joining u.s. aa, he served here at u.s. ip is a senior advisor and director for afghanistan and pakistan from -- for 2005 and 2010. from 2002 to 2004, he served as an advisor in kabul and also in the 1990's worked in afghanistan for the you and -- . r the un with that i will turn it over to you, mr. grossman. then we will have some time for question and answers. >> thank you very much. let me say thanks to all the organizers of this event and what an honor it is to be on this panel. having served as a special representative, i know what this is about. if you will allow me to honor the people from the united states o
CSPAN
Feb 26, 2014 1:00am EST
are in the defense department. the national security agency which has been in the news a lot. the national geospatial intelligence agency where i worked for a couple of years. they take pictures from satellites. the defense intelligence agency does mostly intelligence matters. then, the national reconnaissance office which manages satellites. and a lot of people think you launch a satellite and it is just up there. no, you fly a satellite. you determine where it will be and then you maintain it. that is what they do. two intelligence agencies focused primarily on the united states. the fbi and the department of homeland security. they're concerned with threats and terrorist organizations and they work with state and local governments. then you have the treasury department. the drug enforcement agency. their work should be obvious. the energy department which is where my security clearance currently resides which looks after nuclear matters and energy matters. we also have each of the five armed forces as its own intelligence branch. you put all that together and it comes up to 16
CSPAN
Mar 4, 2014 11:00am EST
provisions of the 1994 defense memorandum. we guarantee the sovereignty and integrity of ukraine. we note that the provision calls for the one. -- call for the signatories to consult when there are questions concerning the commitments within the document. this clause is even more relevant now, and indeed represents an opportunity to peacefully resolve the current crisis. we are encouraged by indications that government of ukraine is taking steps to ensure political inclusiveness in the governance of the country. we believe this is a prudent way of addressing one of the underlying causes of the disputes and an early return to peace and stability. the call by the secretary general for cool heads to prevail remains relevant under the circumstance. we urge all concerned to refrain from provocative action that will precipitate now and in the future and unnecessary human suffering. i thank you. >> i thank the representative of nigeria for the statement. i look forward to the representative of the republic of korea. >> thank you, madam president. the republic of korea remained deeply concerned o
CSPAN
Mar 5, 2014 11:00am EST
chairman of the joint chiefs, general martin dempsey and secretary of defense, chuck hagel, got under way at about 9:30. two hours ago. we'll take you there live now until the house comes in at noon eastern. >> i presume you are talking about the 2005 base closing. which as you i'm sure know the focus on that and chairman levin knows this very well, was as much a reorganization as anything else. mr. hale, the comptroller, can give you specific numbers. but we are generating considerable savings today. and we will in the out years, from base closings. if i recall it's around $12 billion. is that a year? i think a year on savings, which we can document. we can show you that. the fact is, bottom line, senator, is that we cannot continue to afford to carry infrastructure that we don't need. i wish we could do it all. i wish we could keep every platform we have everywhere, but we can't do it all. it doesn't make sense making money away from infrastructure that we don't need. it's not relevant. it takes money away from what is relevant. our people, modernization, readiness. we think brack -
CSPAN
Feb 26, 2014 11:00pm EST
. wednesday morning, acting defense second christine fox expanded on that budget, including planned cuts and the size of the area. this event from the american enterprise institute is 50 minutes. minutes. >> so, i want to thank all of you at american enterprise institute for the great work that you do when the opportunity to be with you today. as mckenzie said, secretary haeckel recently announced a number of recommendations and proposals that will be contained in the defense department fiscal year 2015 badges admission. it goes about pain that make in spending choices as having more losers than winners due to the fact that budgets are tight and could get even tighter is no way to win a popularity contest. in many respects, there is something in the package to set up just about everybody's alarm bells and on which meter. from my perspective and as i hope my remarks will make clear, the two categories of stakeholders most protected from these changes are people we should all feel the most accountable to. the average american fighting man woman in the average american taxpayer. to best tak
CSPAN
Mar 2, 2014 10:25pm EST
secrets. some countries have stolen very valuable defense secrets. others go there in order to copy programs into designs and do things like that. the u.s. intelligence community does not conduct espionage on behalf of the american businesses. that does not take place. let's look at this world. one of the most profound events that has happened in the last several years was july 2010. it was a two-faced attack. the delivery system jumped. i do not know who. the new york times reported that the united states and israel were involved. my point is that that kind of attack that can shut down a massive capacity followed by a massive attack in saudi arabia that wiped out 30,000 computers, the scope for damage is huge. suppose you lost a gas pipeline. that pipeline generates electricity. and we were without heat and gas, where would we be? it is an act of war. it is a defense posture we have to take all the time. it is another one of those things where we do not always understand the luxury that we have in the u.s. and the vulnerability that requires an active defense all the time. be frien
CSPAN
Mar 5, 2014 3:00am EST
defenses up. in an unstable world we do need to keep up our defenses, that is right. that is why this country is investing in some very sophisticated military projects for the future. as twotain the spending percent of our gdp on defense. i do feel that many nato countries have or do stood up theirending -- reduced defense spending. we are one of the few countries that maintains the two percent spending on gdp. eightare countries across -- across nativity to reevaluate the defense spending. >> a partnership between ukraine and nato assigned. declaration did complement the charter that was signed. if you -- if possible nato involvement is ruled out, then are the signatures worth the paper they are written on? -ukraine commission has met on the back of those agreements. there will be further nato agreements -- meetings. we are clear in this house. that we are not planning another crimea war. i am not sure what the member is advocating that nato should do, in addition to the diplomatic moves we have made through nato. those agreements with ukraine are important but they don't include com
CSPAN
Mar 1, 2014 4:00am EST
. we have contracts today under the defense production act that by 2016 with four biofuel companies assuming all of them make it through this process, they are contracted to provide us with about 163 million gallons a kwraoeryear at a good bit less than $4 a gallon, which is very competitive with oil and gas and domestically produced. all four have different feed stocks. i don't really care where it comes from. but it has budget advantages not the least of which gives our partners a new income stream for a short basis. it is any kind of technology from solar to wind geothermal hydrothermal, fuel cells that can use different kinds of fuel to power them. so our goal -- and i'm confident we are going to reach it -- is by 2020 at least half of all naval energy will come from non-fossil fuel sources. we have six years to do that. i think we are on track to get there. >> secretary again we are ahead of the budget but secretary hagel did release earlier this week out lineslines, some controversy about cost reductions -- not cost reductions but locker the cost profile for people costs. that
CSPAN
Mar 5, 2014 11:00pm EST
recommendations as the secretary of defense from the chief and the secretary and dempsey. i know we cannot continue to sustain the kind of growth we are on and still make certain that our men and women will be ready, are ready and equipped and especially in light of a number of whites made here earlier this morning about emerging threats and merging technologies. some of our adversaries are developing pretty significant capabilities and technologies that we have to stay ahead of. that is part of the balance. we did look at everything. >> the reason we need to move now is the budget caps are in place now. we have the information to go forward and if we do not, we will have to cut training and maintenance and we do not want to do that. >> i thank all of you. you mentioned the emerging threat. the committee is clear on what they need to do. all of you take the best interest of our men and women who are serving at heart. i know you have a lot on your plate today. thank you. >> thank you. ayotte.a at -- kelly >> and want to thank our redness is during challenging times for our country. i wanted
CSPAN
Mar 1, 2014 10:23pm EST
to your defense? >> unfortunately, in history since 1994, the russian federation tried to suppress us with economic tools. we use the arguments of these agreements. it did not work. as we have today, the european union and united states,, the guarantors -- they are ready to provide assistance and financial systems. your first question -- we have had no clear answer for my statement. the troops appeared long before the duma took the positions of today. this action has been prepared long before. it was a well-prepared action. that is why my feeling and position is that the provisions of the charter, the mechanisms and principles of the security council were violated severely. they destroyed -- without any consultations with anybody. they decided to protect -- it was a mistake in the statement of one of the colleagues. the decision was taken not to protect the at make russians but the russian speaking population. if you speak russian, you are to be protected by the russian federation. >> because the deputy harry secretary says this is the time of cool heads, calm, you were asked if th
CSPAN
Mar 4, 2014 7:00pm EST
request, one fact was front and center. nation's % of the budget, america's defense has never been more vital to our economic prosperity or global leadership. whether in the mideast, ukraine, europe or our own hemisphere, diplomacy is needed now more than ever. investments in diplomacy and development are returned to us in security and jobs. this budget funds the work that is required to sustain long-term investment while regular recognizing the fiscal constraints we face as a nation. details are online, i'll just hit a few highlights here. the overall request is $46.2 billion. the base budget of $40.3 billion is consistent with the f.y. 2014 level this will enable us to carry out our global, dip lo -- ur global diplomatic and other missions, honor our commitments o allies and partners, keep up wur opiece keap -- peacekeeping activities and respond to crises such as the typhoon in the fill peeps. it funds key programs in iraq and afghanistan and helps sustain hard-fought gains in afghanistan. the budget also enables us to respond to the ongoing humanitarian and refugee crisis in syria a
CSPAN
Mar 6, 2014 5:00am EST
secretary of defense. and through a section of article 10 of reorganization and so on. we have to come at this like i said and the chairman said from the beginning with a complete understanding of what our needs for the security of this country are and going to be and the requirements in order to fulfill our missions to secure this nation and our interests around the world. that is how we are coming at it. >> i agree. that is why i hope we will see the report on the european infrastructure consolidation because i think that is information that will be helpful to this committee. >> i will ask for comptroller fee wants to add anything. >> another round would be different. it would be ended saving money and cost based on historical precedents about $6 billion. $2 billion a year in perpetuity. if we do not do that we are basically wasting $2 billion year. we need your help on this one. >> do you have information on when we might expect a report on the european and for structure? >> i do not know the exact a. we need to do both. we cut a lot of europe and we will continue to as it is approp
CSPAN
Mar 4, 2014 1:00am EST
ronald reagan used to say, paste your strength. not your weakness and not through cutting our defense and cutting the army to the smallest we have had since world war ii. with uic americans who want our country to be engaged in events beyond our borders. i see americans who want an internationalist foreign policy. i see americans who want our country to stand with israel and our other partners. i see americans who are willing to spend their hard-earned tax dollars on effective foreign assistance and to strengthen the greatest military the world has ever known. i see here today americans who want america to lead. i have been around a long time. since the coolidge administration. you i have never seen this world in need of strong american readership than it is today. of these the events negotiations with iran which i hope to succeed but i doubt, when i see the slaughter in syria, when i see the chinese inserting themselves in asia, when i see significant cuts in foreign aid and also in our defense budget, i'm worried. my final word to you my dear and beloved friends, america -- israel n
CSPAN
Mar 1, 2014 4:00pm EST
defense department. i know you have not been at dhs long, but i'm sure you have noticed that the level of command and control to what you may have become uh cuss -- accustomed to is not at dhs. you experienced potentially damaging results of the structural defect. the fact that an acquisition solicitation was significant privacy implication was published without approval by dhs or the awareness of ice leadership is very troubling. your immediate predecessor promoted the concept of one dhs, one structural changes that persist to when 22 independent officers and agencies were essentially thrown together under one roof. as you have undoubtedly learned by now, dhs components essentially function as independent entities. all too often components see directors from headquarters as advisory. this has to stop. for one dhs to truly have meaning components must adhere to department-wide policies and mandates and i appreciate your position when the chairman and i had a meeting with you that you basically committed to making that happen as well as making sure that the vacancy rate at dhs would be sub
CSPAN
Mar 6, 2014 1:00am EST
the numbers and i know the defense department has but yourious reductions have the whole field in and you are going to take a $20 billion reduction. that would have been devastating . after that, the defense department and the other discretionary accounts are supposed to grow at two and a half percent per year. i'm going to be looking at these numbers. i know you do not have to tighten belt across the board and allow a tough decision to be made but before we talk about putting even more money in in addition to the legislation, we are going to have to season numbers and be pretty specific about it. we will be looking at it. i will just say that to you. >> if i could just respond briefly? last year's presidents budget fully funded the january 20 12 strategy. we are $31 billion below that plan and $45 billion below that in the budget. yes, the planet, but what was the difference in the numbers. >> it had been flat for the next three years in nominal terms and now it is coming down in real terms. and from lastear year is not an increase? it was flat for three years. greatestit is the
CSPAN
Mar 5, 2014 1:00am EST
of combat readiness. agoas planned a long time with the defense ministry -- they told me about it earlier. he had all the orders ready. exercise has been finished. yesterday, i ordered the troops to return to their military bases. what could trigger a possible use of military force? it is only an extreme case. the legitimate president requested russia to use the military force to defend the lives and health of ukrainians. --major concern is the situation that is happening. so many nationalists and radical rampant on the streets of kiev. the news media was chained on a square. handcuffed to some fixture. it was freezing cold. he was holed up in a basement and tortured. how do you define that? is this democracy? is this an expression of democracy? if all authorities are corrupt -- he has not been able to rob anything. there was none there. there was just one technical guide their -- there. i am an i.t. guy. could you let a woman out? he was shot dead right there. second i.t. guy was forced into the basement. he was burned alive. what we see that, we realize what the major concerns a
CSPAN
Mar 3, 2014 2:00pm EST
same day that massachusetts came out, this court decided environmental defense versus duke which decided -- even when a defined term is construed a particular way, it doesn't mean the same term can be construed differently where context -- cannot be construed differently where context requires. that is why massachusetts, after indeed holding that the definition of pollutant included greenhouse gases, didn't go there -- stop there. it asked whether applying it to the title ii provisions on motor vehicles would yield extreme measures or counterintuitive results. only then did they direct the epa to apply the definition. they understood that the literal definition of pollutant was sufficiently broad that it should not be applied without some additional analysis of the context of the provisions. >> what else does it cover other than the -- mobile vehicles? >> there are multiple places where it appears in the act. they have interpreted the words, any air pollutant to mean any subset of the pollutants that this definition -- >> that is because the section that it is in is a different d
CSPAN
Mar 3, 2014 7:00am EST
cold war. we do not need the star wars defense shield. isolateto economically russia and show them that the $60 billion that he spent for the olympics is almost equal to for the 36pense olympics. this off of twitter -- deeply concerned that russia will expand its military intervention in ukraine. sts"a needs to impose "co now. here's bethany, columbia, maryland. independent line. that the media is and they vilify the russian president and there is still those cold war mentality that the russians are always wrong and they are always bad and they are some sort of monsters. go towesterners the rescue. that is not always true. host: what you think the proper response should be? they should let the russians and ukrainians figure out what is best for them. there is truth about the outer-nationalists. they are not good for the ukraine. -- majority of ukrainians they voted for the president. the president was elected. he won the majority. from the very beginning they hated him and they wanted to depose him. westhey think of the automatically takes up their side. conflictsilitary happen, do
CSPAN
Mar 5, 2014 5:00am EST
trillion request includes $495 billion for the defense department. >> good afternoon, everyone. thank you for being here. as you know today we have the presentation of the president's budget. for today's briefing, as part of that introduction and presentation, i have with me the director of the office of management and budget, sylvia burwell. i have jason furman, the chairman of the president's council of economic advisors. cecilia munoz, the director of the domestic policy council, and gene sperling, the director of the economic council. each of my guests will have an opening statement and then we'll take questions related to budget matters. i'll try to direct traffic in that question and answer session. i will have comments on ukraine, but if you could hold questions on those subjects not related to the budget until after we're done with q&a on the budget that will be terrific. and with that i turn it over to sylvia. >> thanks, jay. the president's 2015 budget, which we released earlier today, is basically a fiscal road map for accelerating economic growth, expanding opportunity and ens
CSPAN
Mar 5, 2014 12:00pm EST
recommendations for savings through deep defense cuts. if america rapidly retreats from the world power status, our enemies will jump into the void. we can't unilaterally end the islamic readycal terrorist war on us and we shouldn't ignore history lessons about what happens when the united states tries to isolate itself from the menaces that threaten the international community, end of quote. at a time when threats are increasing and countries on nearly every continent are in turmoil, it's naive for the president to downgrade our military strength. maintaining our national defense is the primary function of the national government. i find it dangerous that the president suggested this proposal which places american families at risk of further attacks. we should follow the advice of the veterans of foreign wars, our nation is still at war. peace through strength. in conclusion, god bless our troops and we will never forget september 11 and the global war on terrorism. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentlelady from california see
CSPAN
Mar 3, 2014 10:00am EST
is a divided country, they will not be able to enter into defense alliances that require them to have control over their sovereignty or territorial integrity. host: butler, pennsylvania, republican line, good morning. caller: i want to go back farther in the history. we speak about crimea. the fact is that stalin was removing the tartars which were the majority of the population in the crimea at that time and sending them to siberia. many of those people never got a chance to come back. some did return after stalin died. that is one part that should be taken into consideration. since vladimir putin sent 800 tanks -- it sounds like a lot more serious than the conversations going on. guest: that's a good point. that is a fairly accurate reading of some of the crimean history. the take away here is that there is not a lot love lost between the crimean's and the kremlin. it's not as if ukrainians in crimea want to be part of russia. that seems not to be the case. they also don't want to be part of the ukraine that is run by the new kiev government. they are seeking some degree of aut
CSPAN
Mar 2, 2014 4:45am EST
the first line of defense. but i don't rule out monetary policy. >> just if i could -- thank you very much for that detailed response. we were just in listondon meeti with regulators there. i know there's a concern about balkization in our markets, i know there was some discussion of trying to address that with the trade agreement but i think it's an issue that does need to be addressed, and i realize the fed will take in majorly with that. and the final point, the orderly liquidation entitle was put together and a lot of us worked on together and i'm proud of that title too. and it's not exactly the way any of us would like for us to be. even though it was orderly liquidation, i think the federal -- fdic realized when they went through the process the entities are so intertwined there's really not a way to totally liquidate. instead coming in single entry to the holding company. one of the things we all have concern about is making sure if we're going to use the process, and i think it's sound personally, that we ensure there's enough debt at the holding company level. otherwise ther
CSPAN
Feb 26, 2014 7:00am EST
readiness of troops in western russia. the state news agencies are quoting the defense ministers, saying president clinton ordered the test at 2:00 p.m. moscow time today. the report did not mention ukraine, one of russia's western neighbors, where months of protest have forced a pro-russia president to go into hiding. the president was not able to confirm the order and the defense ministry not available for comment. louisiana government bobby jindal is defending his harsh criticism of president obama saying, in america, we do not have a king. the republican was criticized by a democratic governor, molloy, on monday. after they emerged from others from a meeting with the president said the president seems to be waving the white flag of surrender on the economy. governor jindal in remarks earlier today says the white house in his words belongs to the people. he had a duty to speak his mind. is not at thea white house today. he is on the road traveling. minnesota focusing on the roads and railways. this fund is forecast to go broke as early as august enemies $100 billion over the next six
CSPAN
Mar 5, 2014 7:00am EST
government are we running? host: a look at where the money goes. billion for defense spending. that is what congress have control over's. nondefense, $563 billion. point $9nding is three trillion. 800 $96 billion for social security. 526care eats up about billion dollars. medicaid, 330 6 billion dollars. other mandatory spending comes in at $691 billion. interest on the debt, $252 billion. where the money is race, taxes.ual income 237 billion. other taxes comes to $363 billion. proposal reduces the deficit $564 billion. gail, republican color. -- caller. caller: it is driving the country over the cliff. died over 60 years ago and my mother taught me how to live within my means. this president does not know how to do that. you cannot spend what you do not have. he wants to give money to the -- gals and the you are looking to hurt anyone that does have a little bit. host: tax the rich. that is obama's main theme. where is the job creation atmosphere? budget.it is a good it is what we voted for by reelecting barack obama a second time. budget and it has 651 billion dollars in new revenue
CSPAN
Feb 27, 2014 8:00pm EST
. >> connor o'brien is a defense reporter. we will follow that as well on twitter. connor o'brien, thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> the federal reserve chairman janet yellen told the senate committee that it is too early to determine how the extreme weather conditions will affect the u.s. economy. that hearing is next on c-span. said thatan senator russia will use political instability in the ukraine as an excuse to invade the former soviet republic. deliversdent joe biden remarks to a democratic party meeting. >> deaths from other major diseases continue to decline. --t's from alzheimer's a whisper is better than the silence. it is still not enough. it needs to be yelled and screamed to the point where get the attention and the funding that it deserves. i dream of the day that my charity is no longer necessary and i can be the leave the man child i was always meant to be. we continue to take steps to provide more. rogen is advocating increased awareness for alzheimer's disease. tv, anmething on book author will take you are comments on what he calls black power studies. c-span3, a
CSPAN
Feb 28, 2014 10:00am EST
sides of an issue, of a person charged with a crime. on defense or litigation over a law itself. so chairman goodlatte from here in virginia had -- just across the river in virginia had called a hearing in judiciary this week. we had another about the constitutionality or lack thereof of actions by this administration, and it's very alarming, professor johnson totally with whom i disagreed on any policy issues, has a wonderful grasp of the constitution, and he recognizes the dangers when administration decides to pick and choose which laws will be enforced and goes further and issues executive orders not like prior administrations that simply explain on most occasions or illuminate some law as to how they think it's to be interpreted, but to actually make law in executive orders. that's just unconscionable for somebody that took an oath to defend the constitution. . so i can't recall times aye agreed with the "l.a. times" before, but they had an editorial that indicates even the "l.a. times" understands the danger of what's going on right now in this country, with this administratio
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Feb 26, 2014 4:00pm EST
support of the alert act and in defense of working middle-class families who face the danger that overzealous washington regulators will destroy their jobs and impose new red tape that cuts their wages. an america that works allows small businesses to flourish. jobs can be created. and for folks to have more take-home pay in their pockets. but america doesn't work when washington regulators impose more red tape on businesses, large and small, regardless of the costs. this bill fixes that. i hear a lot on this floor about the warnings of days gone by and the fear mongering attached to trying to instill accountability on this bureaucracy in washington. i don't think any of us on either side of the aisle wants to defend overzealous democrats and imposing unnecessary burdens that have clogged this economy. now, america doesn't work when special interest groups use the courts to impose backroom regulations that destroy jobs and reduce take-home pay. this bill before us fixes that. make no mistake, excessive red tape hurts working middle-class families. for example, it was reported that
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Mar 2, 2014 4:21pm EST
environmental defense versus duke which decided -- even when a defined term is construed a particular way, it doesn't mean the same term can be construed differently where context requires. that is why massachusetts, after indeed holding that the definition of pollutant included greenhouse gases, didn't go there -- stop there. it asked whether applying it to the title ii provisions on motor vehicles would yield extreme measures or counterintuitive results. only then did they direct the epa to apply the definition. they understood that the literal definition of pollutant was sufficiently broad that it should not be applied without some additional analysis of the context of the provisions. >> what else does it cover other than the -- mobile vehicles? >> there are multiple places where it appears in the act. they have interpreted the words, any air pollutant to mean any subset of the pollutants that this definition -- >> that is because the section that it is in is a different definition directly. >> that is not correct. in the pstn title v provisions, -- the epa has interpreted that to mean any
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Mar 6, 2014 9:00am EST
congresswoman ros-lehtinen on her leadership in expanding u.s.-israel cooperation in defense, energy and science. as the iranian regime continues to advance its nuclear ambitions and current events continually demonstrate that we live in a dangerous world, it is important that congress reaffirm our support for and commitment to our close friend and ally israel. thank you very much, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the time of the gentleman has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from rhode island seek recognition? mr. cicilline: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. cicilline: i stand to congratulate an iconic rhode island restaurant which last week received the james beard foundation america's classic award. a prestigious national award. the america's classic award honors restaurants that have timeless appeal and are beloved for quality food that reflects the character of our community. despite its name, this is a uniquely rhode island culinary treasure and loved by rhode island
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Mar 2, 2014 12:55pm EST
chain of command -- under department of defense policy nobody below '06 makes the decision whether or not to go forward with a prosecution sbchlt those people you just mentioned all are below the 06 level. in other words, when you say your commander, you're not talking about a navy captain or a colonel or above. is that correct? >> yes, senator, that's correct. excuse me. at that time that i served, it was the commander's ability to lessen the charge. so an 06 never -- it never came across their desk. >> okay. now that's an issue we have to be sure that the facts get to the 06 level because they're the people making the decision. but i think it's important to inform our discussion that when people talk about taking the decision out of the chain of command, you're not taking it away from sergeants and majors. you're taking it away from colonels and naval captains. that's a higher level. let me change this subject for a moment. you've talked eloquently about the deficiencies of the treatment system. would one solution be to allow military personnel to use their benefits in the civili
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Feb 28, 2014 5:00am EST
extortion 1-7. i want to assure the families that this committee questioned the department of defense officials on the full spectrum of the mission to include extremely sensitive and highly classified information. in an effort to fully understand the events pertaining to the strategy that unfolded that day, we have tried our best to treat all the families' interests equally, knowing that there's a wide range of spectrum and perspectives given the sheer number of people and families that ren gaged in this. two of these -- two of america's best happen to be from my congressional district in utah, and a number of members obviously care deeply about this issue. you're going to see members coming and going in this hearing. we have lots of different things happening in congress at the same time. some families may claim we have not done enough by not allowing classified or highly graphic information to be discussed today, and others may claim that any discussion about extortion 1-7 is counterprodifbt and opens old wounds. if i did not believe that the majority of the families wanted a forum
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Feb 26, 2014 5:00am EST
diana and stewart know this is one of the most dovish defense in our lifetime and i don't see that changing. in my business, seeing institutional investors, there is a phrase that is gospel and fed.is-you don't fight the i think the fed will stay extremely dovish. i work with don cohen and i think he would agree. if we get a rotten unemployment number on march 7, the possibility of maybe doing 5 billion instead of 10 billion will be on the table. i will not predicted but i think that despite all the media hype about a divided fed -- look at the power in the fed, it is all dovish. this is a very dovish fed and i don't think that will change. that is a second positive theme. the third positive theme that people around the country just do not acknowledge, and they really do look at me like i'm on medication when i tell them, the deficit is falling pretty sharply. this mode of fiscal restraint is grossly underappreciated. i will talk about that in a minute or two. this mood of fiscal restraint will persist as long as one thing continues and that is republican control of the house. toil
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Mar 1, 2014 2:20pm EST
department will work with this committee on improving our cyber defenses, which i know you have vast experience in. the department of homeland security has a critical role to play in the national security and cyber security infrastructure act in 2013, which unanimously passed out of our committee earlier this month . it takes an important step by codifying the department cyber security mission. the committee would like to see a greater emphasis on building an experienced and streamlined cyber workforce and increasing the security and resiliency of our federal networks.
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Mar 5, 2014 2:00pm EST
for british exports, including defense exports. we had a very good progress with the order which will secure and shape our jobs in his constituency. and, frankly, i was criticized by the party opposite for taking defense contractors on trade missions overseas. they don't think it's appropriate i think it is appropriate. i think we should be standing up for defense industry and defensive jobs. >> will the prime minister ended speculation over the future of the hunting act by confirming that he doesn't intend to use a statutory to repay or remember the act live removing the limits on the number of dogs that can be used? >> well, this will quite probably be a matter for the house of commons, as he will know what has happened is a group of welsh and other members of parliament have looked at a particular problem of pest control in upland areas of whales and other parts of the country. they are making a proposal. the proposal will be properly examined by the department and and and the house of commons will be able to decide. >> thank you, mr. speaker. further to my honorable friend's
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Feb 27, 2014 3:00pm EST
. chairman. i would like to enter into the record our defense of our claims that 95% -- the chair: is the gentlelady requesting unanimous consent. ms. moore: yes, sir. the chair: without objection. ms. moore: appreciate that indulgence, mr. chairman i would like a roll call. the chair: the request is covered by general leave. the question is on the amendment offered by the gentlelady from wisconsin. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair the noes have it. the amendment is not agreed to. ms. moore: mr. chairman, i request a roll call. the chair: a recorded vote has been requested. pursuant to clause 6 of rule 18, further proceed ogs then amendment offered by the gentlelady from wisconsin will e postponed. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. hensarling: i move that the committee now rise. the chair: the question is on the motion that the committee rise. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the motion is adopted. accordingly the committee rises. the speaker pro tempore: mr. chairman. the chair: mr. s
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Mar 3, 2014 11:00pm EST
have worked very closely on important issues, security, missile defense, and we are deeply grateful for that. i look forward to working closely with you in the years ahead to address the main challenges that confront both our countries, and the greatest challenge, undoubtedly, is to prevent iran from the capacity to make nuclear weapons. i think that goal can be achieved if iran is prevented from enriching uranium and deals with its nuclear and military organizations. that goal can be achieved peacefully and through diplomacy. no country has a greater stake in this, because, as you know, and i am sure you appreciate, iran calls openly for our destruction, so i am sure you appreciate that israel cannot permit such a state to have the ability to make atomic bombs to achieve their goal. we just cannot be fought back to destruction, and as the prime minister of israel, i will do whatever i must do to defend it. we will also discuss the peace process, as you said. i want to thank you and secretary kerry for when i say tireless efforts. i mean the tireless efforts that you are putting int
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Mar 2, 2014 7:00pm EST
they all? let me describe what this community is for. the largest are in the defense department. they are in the news a lot. the national space intelligence agency where i work for a couple of years i'd want to take pictures from the satellites. the defense intelligence agency. obviously, intelligence matters. and the national reconnaissance office that launches and manages the satellites. people think the satellites are just up there. no fee. you fly a satellite -- no. you fly a satellite and determine where it will be here that is what the nro does. very valuable role. the fbi and the department of homeland security are both concerned with threats and terrorist organizations and other things that could threaten the u.s. the work with state and local governments. the treasury department is concerned with financial intelligence. you have the drug enforcement agency. department, which is where my security concerns currently reside. it looks after nuclear matters and energy matters. we also have each of the five armed forces has his own intelligence branch. you put all of that together.
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Mar 4, 2014 9:00pm EST
, and we did it, was to enhance the defense of our military facilities because they are constantly receiving threats, and we were aware of the armed nationalists moving in. now, russia has well-trained, well-equipped, now additional 16,000 or more, and vladimir putin was worried about enhancing the defense of his military facilities because they were constantly receiving threats. there is something i'd like to stress, however, he goes on to say. obviously, what i am going to say now is not within my authority, and we do not intend to interfere. however, we firmly believe that all citizens of ukraine, i repeat, wherever they live should be given the same equal right to participate in the life of their country in determining its future. my friends, we are seeing justification for intervention and serious intervention in eastern ukraine. so he goes on to further questions, and then he goes on to take a shot at the united states, saying our partners, especially in the united states, always clearly formulate their own geopolitical and state interests and follow them with persistence, th
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Mar 2, 2014 7:00am EST
escalation that would threaten the european and international security." the press secretary to the defense security. democratic line. mark inmove on to michigan. serious things to talk about. independent line. caller: good morning. good morning america. you know what is going on in ukraine? chris explains it very well. there is a mass extinction underway. the wealthiest of our societies around the world have taken over government, they have taken over military, and in order to slow down this, they are eradicating poverty. host: thank you for the call. some photographs yesterday -- this is from crimea. some of those russian flags appearing. crimea accounts for 10% of the total land mass of ukraine. a country over 40 million people. mitch joins us from tennessee. good morning. caller: hello? host: you are on their. -- the air. caller: putin is afraid of what is happening in crimea and what will happen in his country. there is going to be a civil war there. he does not want this to happen in his country, because then he will be live on tv, killing protesters. it will be a big mess. that is al
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Mar 4, 2014 12:00pm EST
spending and asking for fresh spending on defense issues in spending.n of fresh if you look at our stores on nutrition, health for low income families, housing -- those types of things. the budget is a way to reach forward with continued funding. the new stories, the earned credit, the child tax credit, that is news coming out of the budget. host: any thoughts on the differences between cuts and reforms, what she brought up earlier? guest: that is a great point because cuts, are, of course, cuts. what republicans are trying to is not the cast as the party of coldhearted budget-cutting. ryan struggled with this is a issueskesman on poverty for the last several years. republicans are trying to talk about poverty reform. and ryan talks about the importance of job training and work for these programs. reform case for broader -- is that breaking through for republicans? it is difficult to say. i do not think so, yeah a lot of ways. there,hen you are out you hear questions like hers, is this just budget cuts. parties are both trying for reform. is purelyent's budget not just an increase
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Mar 1, 2014 7:00pm EST
memorandum. it prohibits economic coercion. to the guarantors required come to your defense? unfortunately, in history the russian federation tried to suppress us with economic tools. we use the arguments of these agreements. it did not work. the europeanday, states,, united the guarantors -- they are ready to provide assistance and financial systems. your first question -- we have had no clear answer for my statement. long beforeppeared the duma took the positions of today. this action has been prepared long before. it was a well-prepared action. why my feeling and position is that the provisions of the charter, the mechanisms and principles of the security council were violated severely. they destroyed the to demonstrate while the -- without any consultations with anybody. -- itecided to protect was a mistake in the statement of one of the colleagues. the decision was taken not to protect the at make russians but the russian speaking population. if you speak russian, you are to be protected by the russian federation. >> because the deputy harry secretary says this is the t
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Mar 2, 2014 11:00pm EST
questions wednesday on funding for flood defense, unemployment and cuts to the u.k.'s defense programs.
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